Schmidt, Rich


36 minutes 51 seconds


August 16, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Donna Stoney of Stoney Wines. In this interview, Donna talks about how she decided to go into the wine industry after being distinguished and recognized for her hard work in social services working with people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. She then goes on to talk about deciding to make her own wine, meeting and working with Bertony Faustin, what it means to be the first black, female winemaker, and leaving a legacy for people in the future. Towards the end of the interview, Donna speaks about what she hopes consumers take away from her wines, her hopes for the industry, the future of her business, and ends with words of wisdom for someone looking to enter the industry today.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Donna’s office in Gresham on August 16, 2019.


Some oral history interviews are conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.